Date: Tue, 13 Dec 1994 09:22:48 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull Subject: Re: Da Bears At 8:59 PM 12/12/94 -0600, Timothy C. Frazer wrote: >One problem with our alphabet, among of course many others, is that we >don't have a symbol for schwa. When the guys on Sat. nite Live. would >say "DAH Bears," that was of course a spelling pronunciation. "Duh" >might be demeaning but of course is more accurate, phonetically. I may be misunderstanding what you're saying here, but there are parts of Chicago where "the" (or "dah") takes a much flatter sound than you'd get in, say, Duh Bronx. I think the Saturday Night Live people got it right, and "dah" would be the best spelling. Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]